Every golfer has heard the question, “Why spoil a good walk?” Golf is a sport that is far beyond physical activity and requires loads of mental and emotional discipline. Not only are you competing against others, but also against yourself as every game is an opportunity to beat your previous personal best. Throughout history there have been a few golfers who have shown the world what hard work, focus, and determination looks like in the game of golf.
Here are a few books that will inspire golf players at any level.
A Life Well Played: My Stories by Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer was easily one of the most successful and influential professional golf players of all time. His nearly 100 professional wins range from the PGA and the European tour. During his life he also won 7 major championships, including a U.S. Open and 4 Master Tournament. Arnold came from a humble beginning and is known for making golf accessible to the general public. This book is filled with timeless wisdom and entertaining anecdotes.
To the Fairway Born by Sandy Lyle
Scottish professional golfer, Alexander Walter Barr “Sandy” Lyle was born in Shrewsbury, England in 1958. His love affair with golf began at an early age and grew to him accomplishing 32 professional wins including PGA and European Tours. Lyle was one of Britain’s top golfers throughout the 1980’s and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. Always a fan favorite, Lyle played with persistence and always kept a calm demeanor. Today Lyle coaches other golfers. This book is sure to inspire golf players at any level.
Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Everyone knows the name Tiger Woods. He is considered by many to be the best golfer of all time. Throughout his career Woods has sent numerous golf records, having won 15 Major Championships and 18 World Golf Championships. In the 1997 Masters Woods set a record by winning in 12 strokes, a feat that helped launch him to the number one spot in world rankings after less than a year of being a professional golfer. The book delves into the mentality of such a great player and touches on his injuries and personal problems that he’s had to navigate throughout his career.